MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Parents of students who attend a Rutherford County middle school have been alerted of a vital meningitis case.
According to The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/RTyj8k ), a letter was sent home Thursday with students from Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School. It told parents a school employee was recently diagnosed with viral meningitis.
Rutherford County Schools spokesman James Evans said the employee has not been at school since Sept. 28, the last day schools were in session before fall break.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says viral meningitis can be serious, but is rarely fatal in people with healthy immune systems.
The school system said no specific treatment is required for viral meningitis and those who have come in contact with sick individuals do not require any treatment.
Information from: The Daily News Journal, http://www.dnj.com